Chili volcanos – Villarrica Traverse day 2

trip report by site editor Rick McCharles 

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Estero Nilfe > Camping Chinay picnic area

Good morning. 🙂

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I went for a wander in my crocs.

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We could see steam venting from Villarrica.

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I left a Summit Stone in the Valley of Fire.

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Starting up again we soon got our first view of the biggest volcano, Lanin.

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The 3 Amigos were loving this.

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Interesting mixed terrain today.

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Pedro is a big guy – about 100kg. But he was still heavily loaded.

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This was the first overnight hike for the two Brazilian guys.

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I love weird volcanic geology.

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More Monkey Puzzle.

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One of my favourite photos from the trip.

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These are the most impressive flowers up here.

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Once again we saw no wildlife aside from hares. The lizards are entertaining, however.

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When we finally reached the first bigger creek on our trip, I decided to soak my feet.

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Pedro took the plunge.

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Big trees. Good water. We considered camping here.

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Instead we walked on to a mostly disused road eventually catching a short ride.

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In the end we set up at an old picnic site at (currently closed) Camping Chinay.

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A hiker from France joined us in trying to finish our 3 litres of wine. 🙂

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One thought on “Chili volcanos – Villarrica Traverse day 2

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